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  • His favourite word is senate.

NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre (Manitoba)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 53.70% of the vote.

This week

Mentioned by Cowra Community News New knickers give MP get-up-and-go New knickers give MP get-up-and-go. CANADIAN politician Pat Martin has offered an original excuse for dashing out of the House of Commons during a vote – his new cheap pair of underpants was too tight. Mr Martin, a member of the opposition New ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With respect to electronic records and messages including, in particular, text messages, short message service (SMS), and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), broken-down by government departments, institutions and ...

Mentioned by Cowra Community News New knickers give MP get-up-and-go New knickers give MP get-up-and-go. CANADIAN politician Pat Martin has offered an original excuse for dashing out of the House of Commons during a vote – his new cheap pair of underpants was too tight. Mr Martin, a member of the opposition New ...

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca L.A. comes calling after Pat Martin underwear video goes viral OTTAWA – When Pat Martin stood up in the House of Commons last week to jokingly explain that he left a vote because his underwear was too small, he didn't expect Los Angeles to come calling. But fame is an unpredictable beast. The NDP MP says ...

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Mentioned by UPI.com Canadian lawmaker who left his seat blames tight undies Pat Martin, a New Democratic Party member of Parliament representing Winnipeg Center, left his seat in the House of Commons after casting his vote on a procedural motion to adjourn debate, leading Conservative lawmaker Royal Galipeau of Ottawa-Orleans to ... "Some Conservative MP got his knickers in a knot, I think, about the fact that I stepped away from my chair for a couple of seconds, and so, you know, I believe that his point of order was tongue in cheek and it warranted a cheeky response," he said.

Mentioned by Brandon Sun National Viewpoin: Parties, not taxes, should pay for ads OTTAWA — In April 2013, Manitoba NDP MP Pat Martin's office was inundated with phone calls and letters from constituents who were mad as heck. Although Martin's colourful antics — like Thursday's excuse that cheap, too-tight underwear caused him to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted No on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Mentioned by Metro 'My Y-fronts were so tight I couldn't sit down' MP claims after missing vote This is probably the best-ever excuse for a politician missing a vote – and one that Britain's lawmakers could learn from. A Canadian politician claimed he missed a vote on anti-terror laws because his Y-fronts were so tight that he couldn't sit down. Pat Martin ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Yes, Mr. Speaker, I realize that I did inadvertently leave my seat briefly in the middle of debate. I can blame it on a sale that ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Louis Riel Mr. Speaker, today is Louis Riel Day, and I call upon this 41st Parliament to finally set the history books straight and exonerate Louis Riel, reverse ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I thank the House for this opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to my colleague from Sherbrooke for an enlightening speech. There is one ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to the government and the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB): (a) the 2011-12 Annual Report states that expenses were “offset by $177.3 million in government ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Them's the rules, Mr. Speaker. His priority seems to be finding a cushy patronage job for none other than Sylvie Cloutier, a well-known Conservative organizer, whose ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, allow me to rephrase a question from yesterday. At first glance, we might think that it is completely crazy to give away all the ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-food Mr. Speaker, let us see if I understand the Conservatives' business plan for the Canadian Wheat Board. First, they take the largest and most successful grain ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Departmental Performance Reports for 2013-2014 and Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-2015: Vote 1b ... Welcome to our witnesses. I need to begin by saying, though, that as much as we appreciate and we benefit from the expertise around the table, ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Bill C-21, An Act to control the administrative burden that regulations impose ... They're all Conservatives. That is true, but it's not the answer I was looking for. The answer I was looking for, Minister, is that all of ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Programs and Activities of the Canadian General Standards Board Thank you. Mr. Gray, your last comment answered my first question in that there seemed to be a bit of a contradiction in the opening remarks. ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Supplementary Estimates (A) 2014-15: Vote 1a under TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT No, and it isn't fair to put you on the spot either, Bill. You're sent in here to explain and to defend a lot of this ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices Maybe I can help Jay answer some of the questions with some statistics. The open data index is put together by independent data experts around the ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you very much, Mr. Pineau and Mr. Mallett. As tempted as I am to build right off from Mr. Mallett's ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices, Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Madame Doucet. That was a helpful presentation, I think, because I'm not sure there's a clear understanding amongst MPs, and ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under CANADA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE, Vote ... Thank you, Minister, for being here with us today. I think you'll agree, as our committee feels, it's very important that the minister come to speak ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-567 An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (transparency and duty to document)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-392 An Act to provide for the establishment of national standards for labour market training, apprenticeship and certification

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-391 An Act to amend the Currency Act and the Royal Canadian Mint Act (calling in of the cent)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-390 An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (prohibition of the use of chemical pesticides for certain purposes)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-303 An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-302 An Act respecting Louis Riel

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-301 An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (open government)